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Re: McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

Angus MacKay Menary
 

Hello,


Just to let you know that DUNCAN does appear in the 1851 Scottish Census at Glasgow BARONY.

He appears as "DUNCAN MCANLEY" aged 60.   Ref: 622/63/21.

He is listed with his children Mary, John and Margaret as well as his niece, Jean. Their surnames are also given as "MCANLEY".


Best regards,

Angus.



From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of mearnsmg@... via Groups.Io <mearnsmg@...>
Sent: 19 February 2020 20:01
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays
 
Hi Paul,


I left Greenock Scotland in 1962 now reside in Kent England. My son lives in Syracue Utah, so I have been to Idaho a couple of times.


I tried all the names you gave with Duncan but got nil returns, although I believe I found Angus and his wife. I have always taken Scotland's People as the authoratitive source of all official scottish records, it will be interested in seeing their response to my query.


If you have something on Duncan around 1861 that is good news. Prior to 1855 death records are few and far between. In the 1851 info you sent Duncan is shown as 60, so at 1861 he would be 70ish, at that age I would have thought he was too old to undertake long voyages


I'll keep you posted.


Mike




------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul MacAuley" <pmacauley@...>
To: "Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020 At 03:30
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays

Hi Mike,
Just out of curiosity, where are you located. I live in the state of Idaho, USA. (Not that it makes any difference.) I could not find Duncan in the 1851 census either. I mentioned this to a friend I had made in Scotland through the research I was doing and he provided me with what I sent to you. I got the information from Ancestry. I don't know why it's not on ScotlandsPeople.

I still haven't figured out what happened to Duncan. I'm assuming that he emigrated somewhere, maybe Australia or New Zealand. If he stayed in Scotland there should be some record. I haven't found any records about Duncan beyond the 1861 census and it doesn't make sense.
If I find anything, I'll let you know
Paul


Re: McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

J LOCHRIDGE
 

If it was on Scotlands People, please let them know and they will re-check and correct any error
Regards
Johan

 
 


On Thursday, 20 February 2020, 01:40:58 GMT, Angus MacKay Menary <ammenary1000@...> wrote:


Hello,


Just to let you know that DUNCAN does appear in the 1851 Scottish Census at Glasgow BARONY.

He appears as "DUNCAN MCANLEY" aged 60.   Ref: 622/63/21.

He is listed with his children Mary, John and Margaret as well as his niece, Jean. Their surnames are also given as "MCANLEY".


Best regards,

Angus.



From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of mearnsmg@... via Groups.Io <mearnsmg@...>
Sent: 19 February 2020 20:01
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays
 
Hi Paul,


I left Greenock Scotland in 1962 now reside in Kent England. My son lives in Syracue Utah, so I have been to Idaho a couple of times.


I tried all the names you gave with Duncan but got nil returns, although I believe I found Angus and his wife. I have always taken Scotland's People as the authoratitive source of all official scottish records, it will be interested in seeing their response to my query.


If you have something on Duncan around 1861 that is good news. Prior to 1855 death records are few and far between. In the 1851 info you sent Duncan is shown as 60, so at 1861 he would be 70ish, at that age I would have thought he was too old to undertake long voyages


I'll keep you posted.


Mike




------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul MacAuley" <pmacauley@...>
To: "Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020 At 03:30
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays

Hi Mike,
Just out of curiosity, where are you located. I live in the state of Idaho, USA. (Not that it makes any difference.) I could not find Duncan in the 1851 census either. I mentioned this to a friend I had made in Scotland through the research I was doing and he provided me with what I sent to you. I got the information from Ancestry. I don't know why it's not on ScotlandsPeople.

I still haven't figured out what happened to Duncan. I'm assuming that he emigrated somewhere, maybe Australia or New Zealand. If he stayed in Scotland there should be some record. I haven't found any records about Duncan beyond the 1861 census and it doesn't make sense.
If I find anything, I'll let you know
Paul


Re: McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

Hi Angus,


Brilliant, I've just tried it and there he is!!


I usually select the "fuzzy matching" option on surnames to pickup odd spellings.


I will, now, be able to see where the children were born and the fact that Jean is a niece opens a link to another family.


Thanks again.


Regards

Mike





------ Original Message ------
From: "Angus MacKay Menary" <ammenary1000@...>
To: "Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 20 Feb, 2020 At 01:14
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

Hello,


Just to let you know that DUNCAN does appear in the 1851 Scottish Census at Glasgow BARONY.

He appears as "DUNCAN MCANLEY" aged 60. Ref: 622/63/21.

He is listed with his children Mary, John and Margaret as well as his niece, Jean. Their surnames are also given as "MCANLEY".


Best regards,

Angus.



From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of mearnsmg@... via Groups.Io <mearnsmg@...>
Sent: 19 February 2020 20:01
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays
Hi Paul,


I left Greenock Scotland in 1962 now reside in Kent England. My son lives in Syracue Utah, so I have been to Idaho a couple of times.


I tried all the names you gave with Duncan but got nil returns, although I believe I found Angus and his wife. I have always taken Scotland's People as the authoratitive source of all official scottish records, it will be interested in seeing their response to my query.


If you have something on Duncan around 1861 that is good news. Prior to 1855 death records are few and far between. In the 1851 info you sent Duncan is shown as 60, so at 1861 he would be 70ish, at that age I would have thought he was too old to undertake long voyages


I'll keep you posted.


Mike




------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul MacAuley" <pmacauley@...>
To: "Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020 At 03:30
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays

Hi Mike,
Just out of curiosity, where are you located. I live in the state of Idaho, USA. (Not that it makes any difference.) I could not find Duncan in the 1851 census either. I mentioned this to a friend I had made in Scotland through the research I was doing and he provided me with what I sent to you. I got the information from Ancestry. I don't know why it's not on ScotlandsPeople.

I still haven't figured out what happened to Duncan. I'm assuming that he emigrated somewhere, maybe Australia or New Zealand. If he stayed in Scotland there should be some record. I haven't found any records about Duncan beyond the 1861 census and it doesn't make sense.
If I find anything, I'll let you know
Paul


Re: McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

I need to buy some credits, but I will look at the detail and if I think there is a transcription issue I'll contact SP. We all have the same objective - to make the records as accurate as possible - every little helps.

Regards

Mike





------ Original Message ------
From: "J LOCHRIDGE via Groups.Io" <j.lochridge@...>
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, 20 Feb, 2020 At 08:38
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

If it was on Scotlands People, please let them know and they will re-check and correct any error
Regards
Johan



On Thursday, 20 February 2020, 01:40:58 GMT, Angus MacKay Menary <ammenary1000@...> wrote:


Hello,


Just to let you know that DUNCAN does appear in the 1851 Scottish Census at Glasgow BARONY.

He appears as "DUNCAN MCANLEY" aged 60. Ref: 622/63/21.

He is listed with his children Mary, John and Margaret as well as his niece, Jean. Their surnames are also given as "MCANLEY".


Best regards,

Angus.



From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of mearnsmg@... via Groups.Io <mearnsmg@...>
Sent: 19 February 2020 20:01
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays
Hi Paul,


I left Greenock Scotland in 1962 now reside in Kent England. My son lives in Syracue Utah, so I have been to Idaho a couple of times.


I tried all the names you gave with Duncan but got nil returns, although I believe I found Angus and his wife. I have always taken Scotland's People as the authoratitive source of all official scottish records, it will be interested in seeing their response to my query.


If you have something on Duncan around 1861 that is good news. Prior to 1855 death records are few and far between. In the 1851 info you sent Duncan is shown as 60, so at 1861 he would be 70ish, at that age I would have thought he was too old to undertake long voyages


I'll keep you posted.


Mike




------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul MacAuley" <pmacauley@...>
To: "Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io" <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020 At 03:30
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays

Hi Mike,
Just out of curiosity, where are you located. I live in the state of Idaho, USA. (Not that it makes any difference.) I could not find Duncan in the 1851 census either. I mentioned this to a friend I had made in Scotland through the research I was doing and he provided me with what I sent to you. I got the information from Ancestry. I don't know why it's not on ScotlandsPeople.

I still haven't figured out what happened to Duncan. I'm assuming that he emigrated somewhere, maybe Australia or New Zealand. If he stayed in Scotland there should be some record. I haven't found any records about Duncan beyond the 1861 census and it doesn't make sense.
If I find anything, I'll let you know
Paul


McAulay

Mac
 

Sorry, Mike.  I have no further infomration on the McAulay family...just the soin Donald born in1823.


McAulay Kilchoman Later MacAulay Chester, PA

Paul MacAuley
 

Some years ago, I found this note in a family Bible.  It was written in pencil on a small piece of lined paper by my great-grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie Smiley) MacAulay, wife of Angus MacAulay, I suppose, for her grandchildren.  It gives the names, ages and birthdays for her children, except for Rachel her only daughter who died in her  late teens:


 


Re: McAulay Kilchoman Later MacAulay Chester, PA

Allan Moore
 



On Feb 20, 2020, at 09:30, Paul MacAuley <pmacauley@...> wrote:

Some years ago, I found this note in a family Bible.  It was written in pencil on a small piece of lined paper by my great-grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie Smiley) MacAulay, wife of Angus MacAulay, I suppose, for her grandchildren.  It gives the names, ages and birthdays for her children, except for Rachel her only daughter who died in her  late teens:

<Lizzie_snote.jpg>

 


Re: McAulay Kilchoman Later MacAulay Chester, PA

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

Paul,


How does this grab you?


The Jean (10) living with Duncan in the 1851 Census was a neice born in Glasgow.

A Jean was born to Gilbert McAulay & Jean McDermid in Glasgow on 1/4/1840.

Gilbert (a wright) & Jean were married in Glasgow on 7/9/1832 by the Gaelic Minister of the Gorbals (suggesting, to me, that they came from the Islands).

In the 1841 Census there is a family Gilbert a 40 year old wright, Jean at 30, Elizabeth 3 & Jean 1 living in Brownfields Parish. Elizabeth was born in Glasgow on 11/5/1836. As yet, cannot find the family in the 1851 Census.

In the 1851 Census I have an Angus McAulay, with a 13 year old neice Elizabeth, born in Glasgow, living with him.

So could these two neices be the children of Gilbert & Jean, each living with one of their Father's brothers????

I have Angus being born at Laggan, Islay around 1799 (based on age at death on 2/4/1888), although he was married in Kilchoman and his children were born in both Kilchoman & Portnahaven. Angus' known children were Gilbert, John, Duncan, Donald & Alexander.

Angus' parents were John McAulay & Ann Shaw.


What do you think??


Regards

Mike





------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul MacAuley" <pmacauley@...>
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, 20 Feb, 2020 At 16:30
Subject: [Islay] McAulay Kilchoman Later MacAulay Chester, PA

Some years ago, I found this note in a family Bible. It was written in pencil on a small piece of lined paper by my great-grandmother Elizabeth (Lizzie Smiley) MacAulay, wife of Angus MacAulay, I suppose, for her grandchildren. It gives the names, ages and birthdays for her children, except for Rachel her only daughter who died in her late teens:



Re: McAulay Kilchoman Later MacAulay Chester, PA

Paul MacAuley
 

Thanks Allan,

I had the same idea to darken the image when I found the note in the 90s - it is hard to read in its original form, but I thought people might enjoy seeing the original.

Paul


Re: McAulay Kilchoman Later MacAulay Chester, PA

Paul MacAuley
 

Great job, Mike!  You've made quite a significant breakthrough.  Now I'll go back to all those saved SP searches and match everything.  Thanks!
Paul


Re: McAulays - DUNCAN MACAULAY - 1851 CENSUS - GLASGOW BARONY

Paul MacAuley
 

Hi Mike,

I sent a correction to SP.

Paul


Re: McAulays

J LOCHRIDGE
 

Very small matches only, but worth a try!
Thanks Johan

 
 


On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 00:52:49 GMT, Allan Moore <agmoore21@...> wrote:


Hi Paul

Sorry about the delay and I am not sure if I answered you, but my GED Match Reference is A136996

Thanks
Allan


On Feb 1, 2020, at 03:12, J LOCHRIDGE via Groups.Io <j.lochridge@...> wrote:


Just for fun, I checked out Gedmatch.  My number is A768704 and it shows a 4.3 match on CHR1 (5.7 million)  On checking this out on my DNA Painter info it links to my Sinclairs of Islay.  It is perhaps the Islay gene (grin)!
Cheers
Johan

 
 


On Friday, 31 January 2020, 22:47:38 GMT, Paul MacAuley <pmacauley@...> wrote:


Allan,
I set up my GEDmatch  account:  the reference numbers are  EL5733646 (Ancestry) and LN6358810 (FTDNA).

Please let me know yours.

Paul


From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of Allan Moore <agmoore21@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:31 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io <Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays
 
Hi Paul

Do you have a GEDMATCH reference number?

Allan

On Jan 29, 2020, at 16:42, Paul MacAuley <pmacauley@...> wrote:

My great great grandfather Duncan McAulay was born in Kilchoman, whether the parish or the town is not clear, around 1795 according to the 1851 Scottish census.  He married Rachel McLellan - this is from Scotland's people:  "Duncan McAulay, joiner, in Glasgow & Rachael McLelland, residing there, married 4th June [1824] by Mr. Kenneth McKenzie, Gaelic Minister, in Gorbals."

His son Angus, my great grandfather, was born in Edinburgh in 1825.  While researching, I found an old  message posted on a MacAulay message board that someone owned a book about the Quakers with this inscription:  "Angus MacAulay/ Plasterer/ Edinborough Scotland/ 1875" and "Duncan MacAulay/ Rachel McLearan/ Born Kilnehearn/ Island of Isla." Elsewhere is written "Angus MacAulay/ Glasgow" and "Chester" (presumably Chester, Delaware County, PA)."  My  great grandfather, Angus was a plasterer by trade and he emigrated to Chester.  I don't know if Kilnehearn is a name Rachael had before marriage or if she might have been adopted or the name of a farm.  How frustrating that I couldn't track down that book.

It seems that there are two groups of McAulays on Islay - Those from Kilchoman and those from Portnahaven, who may make their living on the water.  They're not far apart (at least as the crow flies) and I've wondered about a link between the the two groups.   

 Through DNA testing, I see that I have a great many relatives in Ireland.  I suspect that my McAulays may have come from Ireland and later emigrated to Islay.  My great grandfather Angus spoke Scots Gaelic, played the bagpipe (probably much to the chagrin of his neighbors) and was married by a Free Church minister in Glasgow.    

If anyone knows anything about Duncan and the children from is first marriage, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks,
Paul


Re: McAulays

Allan Moore
 

Thanks Paul

Small is a start and better than none

On Feb 24, 2020, at 09:09, J LOCHRIDGE via Groups.Io <j.lochridge@...> wrote:


Very small matches only, but worth a try!
Thanks Johan

 
 


On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 00:52:49 GMT, Allan Moore <agmoore21@...> wrote:


Hi Paul

Sorry about the delay and I am not sure if I answered you, but my GED Match Reference is A136996

Thanks
Allan


On Feb 1, 2020, at 03:12, J LOCHRIDGE via Groups.Io <j.lochridge@...> wrote:


Just for fun, I checked out Gedmatch.  My number is A768704 and it shows a 4.3 match on CHR1 (5.7 million)  On checking this out on my DNA Painter info it links to my Sinclairs of Islay.  It is perhaps the Islay gene (grin)!
Cheers
Johan

 
 


On Friday, 31 January 2020, 22:47:38 GMT, Paul MacAuley <pmacauley@...> wrote:


Allan,
I set up my GEDmatch  account:  the reference numbers are  EL5733646 (Ancestry) and LN6358810 (FTDNA).

Please let me know yours.

Paul


From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> on behalf of Allan Moore <agmoore21@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:31 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io <Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Islay] McAulays
 
Hi Paul

Do you have a GEDMATCH reference number?

Allan

On Jan 29, 2020, at 16:42, Paul MacAuley <pmacauley@...> wrote:

My great great grandfather Duncan McAulay was born in Kilchoman, whether the parish or the town is not clear, around 1795 according to the 1851 Scottish census.  He married Rachel McLellan - this is from Scotland's people:  "Duncan McAulay, joiner, in Glasgow & Rachael McLelland, residing there, married 4th June [1824] by Mr. Kenneth McKenzie, Gaelic Minister, in Gorbals."

His son Angus, my great grandfather, was born in Edinburgh in 1825.  While researching, I found an old  message posted on a MacAulay message board that someone owned a book about the Quakers with this inscription:  "Angus MacAulay/ Plasterer/ Edinborough Scotland/ 1875" and "Duncan MacAulay/ Rachel McLearan/ Born Kilnehearn/ Island of Isla." Elsewhere is written "Angus MacAulay/ Glasgow" and "Chester" (presumably Chester, Delaware County, PA)."  My  great grandfather, Angus was a plasterer by trade and he emigrated to Chester.  I don't know if Kilnehearn is a name Rachael had before marriage or if she might have been adopted or the name of a farm.  How frustrating that I couldn't track down that book.

It seems that there are two groups of McAulays on Islay - Those from Kilchoman and those from Portnahaven, who may make their living on the water.  They're not far apart (at least as the crow flies) and I've wondered about a link between the the two groups.   

 Through DNA testing, I see that I have a great many relatives in Ireland.  I suspect that my McAulays may have come from Ireland and later emigrated to Islay.  My great grandfather Angus spoke Scots Gaelic, played the bagpipe (probably much to the chagrin of his neighbors) and was married by a Free Church minister in Glasgow.    

If anyone knows anything about Duncan and the children from is first marriage, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks,
Paul


Re: McAulay

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

Hi Mac,


What info do you have on this Donald? My GGMother had a brother Donld, born circa 1823, based on 18 at 1841 census).


Mike




------ Original Message ------
From: "Mac" <maccon1@...>
To: "islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io" <islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 20 Feb, 2020 At 15:48
Subject: [Islay] McAulay

Sorry, Mike. I have no further infomration on the McAulay family...just the soin Donald born in1823.


Angus MacAulay Chester, Pennsylvania July, 1882

Paul MacAuley
 

My Great-Grandfather Angus:

                           22 July 1882


                          24 July 1882


                          25 July 1882




Re: Angus MacAulay Chester, Pennsylvania July, 1882

Paul MacAuley
 

Angus is the son of Duncan McAulay, born c 1791, Kilchoman.


Re: Angus MacAulay Chester, Pennsylvania July, 1882

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

I never managed to progress to the bagpipes, but I still have my chanter.


Besides my son, I have lots of relatives in the USA/Canada and I have found the newspapers there a fruitful source of background information.




------ Original Message ------
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Sent: Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2020 At 16:49
Subject: [Islay] Angus MacAulay Chester, Pennsylvania July, 1882

My Great-Grandfather Angus:

22 July 1882


24 July 1882


25 July 1882




Re: Angus MacAulay Chester, Pennsylvania July, 1882

mearnsmg@btinternet.com
 

Were you aware that Angus had two sisters called Mary. The first born Edinburgh 23/6/1827, the second born Glasgow 29/5/1830.



------ Original Message ------
From: "Paul MacAuley" <pmacauley@...>
To: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2020 At 17:09
Subject: Re: [Islay] Angus MacAulay Chester, Pennsylvania July, 1882

Angus is the son of Duncan McAulay, born c 1791, Kilchoman.


McDougall Islay Connections, with plenty of other links

Chris MacDougall
 

Hi everybody!

My name is Chris MacDougall, and I have a wide range of Islay connections that I have been attempting to put together, with my focal point being Malcolm McDougall (my fourth great-grandfather).

I have connections in my family tree to the surnames Currie, Gillespie, Sinclair, Bell, McNeil, and more.

Malcolm McDougall was believed to have been born around 1786, which was found through the 1841 census records, which place him on Islay. I first have him on Jura, married to Janet McLeod. His first born son was Angus McDougall (1814), who went on to marry Ann (Jane) McLean. He remarried to Catharine Black and they had children on both Jura and Islay. While married to Catharine, Malcolm was listed as the father of what was at the time termed an "illegitimate" child named John. From the Islay census extract for 1841 it shows Malcolm at Ardhala (Kildalton), with Catharine, and the following children: Dougald, Donald, Alexander, Janet and Duncan.
Angus married Ann in 1831, and they are listed at Portnellan (Kilmeny) in 1841 with the following children: Alex, Ann, Flora and May. Angus was the smith during this time.

During the mid 1840s, Angus' family went to Canada, and they settled in the Nottawasaga area, specifically around Collingwood and Stayner. In the early 1900s, some of my family moved to Muskoka, in Ontario, which is where I still live.

I have done various DNA tests through Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, so I may have some possible matches that I do not know of. 

I am happy to help in any way that I can based on my family's history, and if anyone has McDougall information to share, I would greatly appreciate it.

All the best,
Chris


Re: McDougall Islay Connections, with plenty of other links

Chris MacDougall
 

Hello everyone,

I wanted to say thank you to the people who reached out to me in regards to my first message, as it helped to virtually meet a distant cousin, and helped to solidify a lead that my fourth great grandfather's dad was Angus McDugald. Thank you!

Angus looks to have been born around 1753 in Bowmore, and he married Mary McFaidain (McFadyen I believe) in January of 1778 in Kilarrow. Looking over the parish records for that time, it looks like there were three other men with the same spelling of the last name, showing as McDugald. They are listed as Lachlan McDugald, Dun (short for Duncan?) McDugald and Jo (short for John?) McDugald. I am speculating that this group of four individuals were brothers, or at least related, as they are the only four with the last name spelled in this fashion.

Dun married a Margaret King in December of 1776, Jo married an Isabell Brown in January of 1781, and Lachlan married Sarah McDugald in July of 1773. There may have also been an Alexander McDugald, who was married to a Marion McFadian. They are listed as having a child named Christian in 1771.

Any information that someone may have in regards to these individuals is greatly appreciated.

Also, if you know of anyone who is a male MacDougall (various spellings included) whose family has maintained the name throughout their history (carried through the male line), the Clan MacDougall DNA project has begun to generate some momentum, and is offering a free general Y-DNA test to male MacDougalls who wish to take part (at least for the time being). Their website is macdougalldna.org

All the best and stay safe,

Chris

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 10:06 PM Chris MacDougall via Groups.Io <c.a.macdougall=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi everybody!

My name is Chris MacDougall, and I have a wide range of Islay connections that I have been attempting to put together, with my focal point being Malcolm McDougall (my fourth great-grandfather).

I have connections in my family tree to the surnames Currie, Gillespie, Sinclair, Bell, McNeil, and more.

Malcolm McDougall was believed to have been born around 1786, which was found through the 1841 census records, which place him on Islay. I first have him on Jura, married to Janet McLeod. His first born son was Angus McDougall (1814), who went on to marry Ann (Jane) McLean. He remarried to Catharine Black and they had children on both Jura and Islay. While married to Catharine, Malcolm was listed as the father of what was at the time termed an "illegitimate" child named John. From the Islay census extract for 1841 it shows Malcolm at Ardhala (Kildalton), with Catharine, and the following children: Dougald, Donald, Alexander, Janet and Duncan.
Angus married Ann in 1831, and they are listed at Portnellan (Kilmeny) in 1841 with the following children: Alex, Ann, Flora and May. Angus was the smith during this time.

During the mid 1840s, Angus' family went to Canada, and they settled in the Nottawasaga area, specifically around Collingwood and Stayner. In the early 1900s, some of my family moved to Muskoka, in Ontario, which is where I still live.

I have done various DNA tests through Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, so I may have some possible matches that I do not know of. 

I am happy to help in any way that I can based on my family's history, and if anyone has McDougall information to share, I would greatly appreciate it.

All the best,
Chris